MP3 Marko Nadsworth - Universal EP
Orange County California, House, Dance, Techno, Trance, Country Pop, Pop Crossover, Political, 80''s Pop, Soul, Country Folk, Western, Political Protest Pop
7 MP3 Songs
POP: 80''s Pop, COUNTRY: Country Pop
The Marko Nadsworth - Universal EP CD blends High Energy Dance, Country & Pop with ripping male vocals to create an interesting sound. Inspired by many styles in music and favorite music artist influences, Marko (Marc) attempts to push the boundaries on this EP. Marko and his brother-keyboardist, Eric (https://www.tradebit.com and https://www.tradebit.com both collaborated and performed on this EP. "I''ve always been very comfortable working with my brother on many music projects ever since he was about 12 years old.", said Marko. "I believe we are always on the same wavelength and that fact has really enhanced our abilities to stay creative and be productive." The combination of Marko''s mother being an artist/painter and always stressing to him, "you need to maintain continuity in your work" and Marko''s appreciation for great album oriented material (AOM,) i.e. Pink Floyd''s Dark Side Of The Moon, Uriah Heep''s Demons & Wizards and Todd Rundgren''s A Wizard - A True Star, just to name a few, Marko set out to keep the Universal EP AOM with continuity. The Entire EP was produced and engineered by Marko himself on his own label, Warp Drive Productions, https://www.tradebit.com
Hey, Let''s be honest, we''re not going to BS you and tell you that Marko started in the music business when he was only 2 years old like some bands are doing here at CD Baby. We''re also not going to try to convince you that Marko has some kind of natural, magical ability to correctly voice 4 part harmonies in his dreams and when he awakes, his masterpieces all come together. Hey, We''re certainly not going to sugar-coat this guy or his music by telling you how wonderful it all is. It is what it is, we''ll let you be the judge of that.
Marko began with piano lessons at the age of 8 and then later after much banging at the dinner table, his parents decided he was going to be a drummer. With his father and grandfather both being orchestra leaders in Chicago, Marko was introduced to many musical styles and became a AFM Union musician at age 16 when he first went to work as a professional musician. A transplanted Chicagoan now residing in Orange County California, Marko did his thing for many years with many lounge, rock, blues, R&B, wedding and dance show bands throughout the 70''s and 80''s in the Midwest.
About the songs:
"I was touring with the Tammy Thomas Group on Playhouse Records, Chicago in ''87 - ''88 and two of our songs went to #1 on the top 60 dance chart, "It''s Getting Better" & "Do You Want Me?" we were also covering a lot of Madonna songs and I asked myself, "What if a guy was singing this stuff instead?" That was the motivation behind my song, "Girl You Make My Body Move" This song was written by both Marko & Eric.
"I wanted to take an old country song and make it more danceable for today''s dance crowd, but I wanted to make it High Energy Dance and play with polyrhythms at the same time" Hence, his version of the great Jimmy Webb''s "Wichita Lineman" which was hit from Glenn Campbell in the early 70''s.
"We Can Make It All Work Out" was inspired by listening to a lot of black-soul radio stations while still in Chicago. "I found these songs to all have a very positive message." I''ve always been a Todd Rundgren fan, so I thought, "What the heck! I''ll make it sound like Todd R. himself did it!" Kenneth, Marko''s father, did the alto sax solo on this one.
Next, "I wanted a song that would be timeless and futuristic and VERY danceable instrumental with special effects and everything! This is what inspired "Warp Factor One." Eric does a mean square lead synth. solo in this tune. All the bells & whistles!
"She''s A Manowar" came form many years of listening to and playing King Crimson - UK - John Wetton, Robert Fripp, Peter Gabriel and Genesis stuff. "I''ve always loved their music." Eric arranged this song and Marko put the words to it.
"Overpopulation" is a song that was actually written by Eric. Marko then added lyrics and recorded it 20 years ago! This song features the great Ken Thornton (https://www.tradebit.com on guitar. "At the time, I was making a political statement about certain world events as other bands were also doing."
"WFO Reprise" This is not actually a song, it''s just the same sample that was used in "Warp Factor One" and was included at the end of this EP. I know it says you get 7 songs on this EP here at CD Baby, but this one was accidentally counted as a song when it shouldn''t have been. Just so you know before you buy it, this EP contains 6 songs and not 7.
"I''d appreciate any feedback from you and thank you for your interest in my new EP!"
PS: Marko Nadsworth DVD of the first 3 songs coming soon! See web site for info!